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Gender Integration Capacity Building with WorldFish

Egypt, Myanmar, Pacific (Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Vanuatu)
July 2018 – May 2019

KIT is providing gender integration capacity development to WorldFish to help them implement the FISH Gender Strategy. This strategy describes how FISH will implement research that identifies and addresses the gender dimensions of barriers, opportunities and mechanisms for change in fisheries and aquaculture development.

Supporting WorldFish and the FISH CGIAR research programme

WorldFish is an international not-for-profit research center. It works to improve fisheries and aquaculture to achieve food security and poverty reduction in developing countries. WorldFish also leads the CGIAR Research programme on Fish Agri-Food Systems, known as FISH. FISH’s mandate is to increase the production and equitable distribution of nutritious fish to improve the livelihoods, nutrition and food security of poor households.

Building gender integration guidelines

This project has two primary objectives. First, it aims to integrate gender into FISH research by developing gender integration guidelines. The guidelines aim to:

Training & coaching for FISH projects

The second objective of the project is to support gender capacity building of WorldFish and partner staff. This is being implemented through gender training and coaching of three FISH projects:

This work builds on existing gender capacity building work supported by KIT through the CIMMYT Gender Capacity Strengthening programme and the Livestock and Fish gender coaching project. It also builds on existing collaborations with WorldFish to support research around the impact of gender transformative approaches in aquaculture and fisheries.

Project results

KIT produced draft gender integration guidelines and three country workshops were rolled out in November – December 2018 to increase the capacity of WorldFish and implementing partners to integrate gender into their ongoing research for aquaculture and fisheries development. KIT is also providing coaching on the integration of gender into three existing research programs:

Our Services

  • Education, training and coaching

    There is probably no better contribution towards sustainable development than investing in people and building capacities at all levels. KIT Royal Tropical Institute plays a major role in this by offering a range of education and capacity building services, from formal education at master's level to client-oriented training and coaching support. Our training and coaching programmes are tailor-made to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation

  • Policy & Programme Design

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute operates at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact.


  • A gendered aquaculture value chain analysis in northwestern Bangladesh

    • Institute
    • Publication

    This document presents a value chain study, through an integrated gender lens, of the aquaculture sector in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions in northwestern Bangladesh. The aim was to generate a knowledge base to inform project interventions as well as provide broad baseline information regarding chain composition and both social (including gender) and economic performance. The […]

  • Gender Integration and Intersectionality in Food Systems Research for Development

    • Institute
    • Publication

    This Guidance Note highlights key points for gender integration in the research for development (R4D) project cycle. It uses an intersectional lens to recognise how aspects of social identity such as age or life stage, class, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and so forth crosscut and shape gender and power. It provides an overall introduction, guide and set of signposts to help […]

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